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Suicide Prevention Week
September 20-24, 2021

Suicide Prevention Week is a series of events designed to raise awareness about college student suicide, create opportunities to stay connected and share campus resources virtually and in-person. Full details on the week of events is provided below.

Tune into Healthyhorns social media each day this week to learn about campus resources, hear stories of hope, and how you can support your fellow Longhorns.

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And remember, help is here for you. If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the following resources:

Details for events are being finalized. Check back soon for more details!!

#RESILIENCYSpeaks campaign

  • Monday, 9/20 - 9/24
  • @Healthyhorns social media

Be That One will launch a new campaign with the Resiliency Project to de-stigmatize struggle and foster a shared culture of perseverance and support. #RESILIENCYSpeaks is a social media campaign that allows participants to speak out and share their resilience through mental health related issues. We are asking participants to share their stories with a social media filter created for Suicide Prevention Week and tag Healthyhorns social media. All those who participate will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Longhorns Take Care of Each Other: Digital Bystander Intervention

  • Monday, 9/20
  • 4 p.m. CDT
  • Zoom

As we have more interactions online, we may come across social media posts or online messages that leave us concerned about someone’s safety or well-being. In this workshop, BeVocal will lead participants through how to reduce harm and support someone through digital bystander intervention. This workshop is open to student, staff and faculty audiences.

How to Support Students in Distress

  • Tuesday, 9/21
  • noon to 1 p.m. CDT
  • Zoom

As a staff person, faculty member or teaching assistant there may be times when you have been concerned about a student’s well-being. Join this conversation and training to learn how you can recognize signs of distress, ways to express care and concern and connect students to campus resources for extra support. This workshop is open to graduate students, staff and faculty.

Resiliency 101: A Conversation about Building Personal Resilience: Student-Athlete Panel

  • Wednesday, 9/22
  • 7 to 8 p.m. CDT
  • Texas Union - 3.304 Quadrangle Room

In partnership with Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), tune into our student athlete panel as they share their experiences with mental health and share their stories on their own personal resilience. This is a public event that is open to all students at UT.

Teja’s Club Coffee and Self-Care

  • Thursday, 9/23
  • 8 to 9 p.m. CDT
  • 2600 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78705

Join this highly interactive discussion about mental health stigma and self-care. Learn how you can be a mental health ally to not just your peers, but to your own mind as well! This event is open to all students.

Self-Care Friday

Join us for the Resiliency Project’s first Self-care Friday, with games, snacks and other fun activities.